Phellinus robiniae   (4 Photos and Description)

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 “Cracked cap” polypore’. Perennial. White rotter on Locust trees. Upper surface of this hoof-shaped conk starts out somewhat tomentose and yellow-brown, but becomes black and cracks as it matures. The pore surface is yellow-brown to reddish-brown. It grows a new tube layer annually. Feeds on heart wood. Found principally on Black Locust. The word “Phellinus” means cork-like. 

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Phellinus robiniae 

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Phellinus robiniae

Phellinus robiniae